Archive for April, 2012

April 29, 2012


Congratulations to Us

today, Teacher by Day – Chef by Night hit 100,000 lifetime views

We could not have done it without you (seriously – you are the one who is clicking on the page & reading all of the stuff I post here)!

I wish that I could personally thank that person & send you some cookies or something, but I have no idea who you are – no cookies, sorry! So in honor of this 100,000th hit, maybe I will have to run a give-away or something in the near future, I’m pretty excited (hope you are too).

It’s been crazy around here with launching our new website for the two coolest Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers that I know, while also searching for a Venue AND a Photographer that we both love.

I love cooking and will never stop (that is why Rich is marrying me, remember), but I do apologize for our lack of posts this past month. I promise that I (we) will be better about this and will try to more consistent (since obviously there are at least a few people out there interested in what I have say!

THANKS FOR READING… and a question for all of you “foodies” out there – what awesome/amazing things that I would not normally necessarily buy for myself should we put on our registry (or small goofy things) – or whatever – we want fun things to fill our house and kitchen as we enter this next stage of our blogging, photography life together!

… oh yeah, the last post (you know – those Individual Oreo Cheesecakes) – was my 200th post


April 27, 2012

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Cheesecake: (noun) a dessert which is usually sweetened, can be baked, and is often decadent, usually served as slices from a larger cake and deliciously rich. These cheesecakes are made individually so you have some portion control in addition to all of that original delicious richness of your classic cheesecake (combined with the “kid-in-you” taste of Oreos)!

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April 19, 2012

Roasted Vegetable Tart

Some days you just want some good-ole roasted tasty veggies! Why not take them to the next level and put all of those delicious flavors on top of some puff pastry and call it a meal!?

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April 5, 2012

The Way to His Heart

Teacher by Day – Chef by Night has found herself a permanent job!

I will always have someone to cook for and will no longer just be the assistant at Alborn Photography, but an equal partner! Rich said to me “I looked at the menu of my life and decided that what I currently had in front of me was the best dish on the menu” – I love this man and am so looking forward to being his “Teacher by Day – Chef by Night for Life”

I have heard of Engagement Chicken before, but when I made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake for Valentines Day, I jokingly said to Kelly that maybe this would be my “Engagement Cake” – well maybe it worked. SO, if you want to secure yourself a lifetime of happiness and cooking, make some of the supposed Engagement Chicken with Engagement Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake for dessert. Just make sure it is what you really want, because I know that he wasn’t kidding when he told me when we first started dating that “food was the way to his heart”!!

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April 1, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

“The Way to a Man’s Heart is Through his Stomach”

The man that I love just happens to also love Cookie Dough. When I came across Something Shiny’s Cookie Dough Cake, I knew that I had no other choice but to make this for him. In the past I have surprised Rich with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes, also nice batches of Raw (with egg) Cookie Dough to make him smile, and even Cookie Dough Truffles for Holidays! This cake I knew would be a big hit – even if it meant many hours of preparation going into it (do not let the long list scare you off – it is worth every second you will spend working on it)!

Rich knew that he was getting some sort of baked goodie for Valentines Day this year, but I do not think that he expected this. We started this evening out with some wine and cheese and meats that I had picked up to hold him over until I could finish making the cake and then make dinner, and the evening of food was one that we totally enjoyed – especially with this cake ending the whole night. People may tell you that you need to spend lots of money to make people happy but I know that the best gifts come from the heart (and go to the stomach?).

Before reading any further please promise me that you will not worry about your diet for just a little bit – happiness is what you make it 🙂

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